1. "Great job and an amazing experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photographer in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ship's Photographer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Get to see the world, i was lucky enough to get on a world cruise and a South America cruise and the office are very fair in accommodating your needs. If you have a specific ship or itinerary then Nadine tries her best to get you were you want to be. - Have the most amazing experiences with everyday being different. - You don't need to be the best photographer to do this job as training is carried out on bored regularly. In my case the manager did regular training sessions which are quite laid back and interactive. - You get a fair salary with the added bonus of private shoots and commission and cruise target commission (the more effort you put in the more you make). You don't pay for accommodation or food on board so thats good. - You get most ports off to be able to explore ... depending on the manager (most photo managers in the company are very fair and nice though) - The people you meet on ships are friends for life, i've met so many amazing people in the cruise industry - The company listen to things you have to say, you do regular feedback on your managers and you are made to feel important in the company, rather than just a number. I've been to meetings at the office with shoreside managers and they ask all employees on what can be done to improve life onboard and the business in general.

    Cons

    - Some days can be long hours and it is hard work, you have to be prepared to work and i think some people forget its not a vacation (but thats just the nature of the cruise industry in general with other departments being worse off) - Ship life in general can be a little difficult, its not everyones cup of tea ... i however love it, can't wait to get back to work and love the ship life experience - The job can be quite sales orientated which a few other photographers complain about, quite long hours can be spent in the gallery trying to sell things/up sell which for me in fine as i don't mind the gallery time - Most of these comments are about ships in general rather than the company itself, also all ships are different with different rules and officers enforcing different rules.

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "would not reccomend"

    1.0
    Former Contractor - Photographer in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Ship's Photographer

    Pros

    world travel, meeting great people

    Cons

    terrible pay, ignorant management, appalling company culture

  2. "Incredible Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Photographer in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Ship's Photographer for less than a year

    Pros

    - Collaboration and Cooperation - Commitment and Professionalism - Team Work

    Cons

    No complains for the company

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    The Ship's Photographer Response

    April 21, 2020Managing Director

    Thank you for the review. It's always been a priority to develop collaboration, cooperation, commitment, professionalism and team work across the company. And it has been a particular focus for me personally over the last 12 months to push these important areas of culture within the company. It's also important to sing to peoples strengths and support other ares of skillset to make sure you become the best you can be. And while the job is named as a photographer, it is within the retail environment. Engaging with customers on a daily basis to highlight the products and services that they might be interested in is a key part of the role.

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